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Bureau of Export Administration

By: Johnnie E. Frazier

Excerpt: As a follow up to our February 23, 2001, draft report, attached is a final copy of the second report required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. As you know, this legislation mandates that by March 30 of each year through 2007, we issue a report to the Congress on the policies and procedures of the U.S. government with respect to the export of technologies and technical information to countries and entities of concern. This second re...

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The Persian Gulf: Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003

By: Kenneth Katzman

Summary: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States have expanded the security challenges facing the United States in the Persian Gulf region, although, prior to the current U.S.-Iraq confrontation, no major crises have occurred in the Gulf since 1998. Since U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in December 1998, the United States has feared Iraq might reconstitute its banned weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, and possibly use these weapons agains...

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Central Asia's Security : Issues and Implications for U. S. Interests

By: Jim Nichol

Introduction: The strategic Central Asian region bordering regional powers Russia, China, and Iran is an age-old east-west and north-south trade and transport crossroads. After many of the Soviet Union’s republics had declared their independence by late 1991, the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia followed suit. Since this largely unexpected beginning of independence, the Central Asian countries have taken some uneven steps in building defense and other securit...

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Turkey: Issues for U.S. Policy

By: Carol Migdalovitz

Excerpt: Turkey is a country of strategic and symbolic value to U.S. policy. It has been a NATO ally since 1952 and, during the Cold War, it was the only NATO member which bordered the Soviet Union. After the demise of the Soviet Union, Turkey remained strategically important because of crises in the nearby Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East. And, since the September 11, 2001 radical Islamist terrorist attacks on the United States, Turkey’s significance has grown. U.S. p...

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Prepared by the Office of Justice Programs Rural Task Force

Introduction: All too often, the challenges of controlling crime in rural communities are ignored when we talk about solutions to crime in America. While there is growing awareness about the nature of crime in this country in general, there continue to be myths and misconceptions about crime in rural America. One of those myths--and it is a myth--is that rural jurisdictions don’t have a crime problem.

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Nih Policy Manual 2300-735-1 - Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, Iss...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Explanation of Material Transmitted: This chapter contains guidelines on avoiding conflicts of interest and procedures for the completion of financial disclosure reports. Filing Instructions: Remove: NIH Manual 2300-735-1 dated 06/27/94 Insert: NIH Manual 2300-735-1 dated 06/19/98 Distribution...

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Nih Policy Manual 2300-735-4 - outside Work and Related Activities...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Explanation of Material Transmitted: This chapter is being revised to reflect changes and revisions resulting from changes in the government-wide standards of conduct and/or changes in NIH policy. Filing Instructions: Remove: NIH Manual 2300-735-4 dated 08/30/93 Insert: NIH Manual 2300-735-4 dated 02/17/98...

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Nih Policy Manual 2300-735-4 - outside Work and Related Activities...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Explanation of Material Transmitted: This chapter contains guidelines on avoiding conflicts of interest and procedures for the completion of financial disclosure reports. Filing Instructions: Remove: NIH Manual 2300-735-1 dated 06/27/94 Insert: NIH Manual 2300-735-1 dated 06/19/98 Distribution...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

The Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) met in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2002. Following are a few highlights: After the NCHSTP Director’s report, I provided updates on DTBE activities that would not be covered in the ACET agenda, such as the first meeting of the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium in December 2001, the TIMS summit with NTCA in November 2001, and progress in the areas of education and training, outbreak investigations, and inte...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

Please be reminded that World TB Day is approaching. World TB Day is held each year on March 24th to commemorate the date when Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacillus that causes TB. Around the world, TB control programs, nongovernmental organizations, and others take advantage of the increased interest in TB generated by World TB Day to describe their own TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB control efforts. CDC strongly encourages ...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

Earlier this year I shared the following preliminary news: a total of 17,528 TB cases were reported from the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 1999, a decrease of 5% from 1998 and 34% from 1992, the height of the TB resurgence in the United States. The 1999 rate was 6.4 per 100,000 population, the lowest recorded since national surveillance for TB began in 1953. Keep up the great work!

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User's Guide for Electronic Levels

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: USER'S GUIDE FOR ELECTRONIC LEVELS. This document provides the standards and procedures required to perform vertical control levels with the electronic digital/barcode leveling systems at water level stations. It is intended to supplement the User's Guide for the Installation of Bench Marks and Leveling Requirements for Water Level Stations (User's Guide). This document only addresses those standards and specifications that differ from conventional three wire le...

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Ncsc-Tg-028 Library No. S-238,986 Version 1

By: Patrick R. Gallagher, Jr.

Technical Reference Publication

Excerpt: National Policy. In July of 1987, the Federal government issued the National Policy on Controlled Access Protection [36], establishing the policy for automated information systems (AISs) that are accessed by multiple users with different authorizations to the information contained in the system. The Policy, shown in Figure 1.1, mandates that these systems provide automated controlled access protection and that this minimal level of protection be provided within ...

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What's Available from the Survey of Income and Program Participation

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: ?Item Nonresponse in the Survey of Income and Program Participation,? by D. B. MCMILLEN and D. KASPRZYK (Census Bureau) Characteristics of Sample Attrition in the Survey of Income and Program Participation, by K. S. SHORT (Census Bureau) ?Compensating for Wave Nonresponse in the 1979 ISDP Research Panel,? by G. KALTON, J. LEPKOWSKI, and T. K. LIN (University of Michigan) ?Alternative Definitions of Longitudinal Households in the Income Survey Development Program...

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Nonresponse Follow up for Census 2000

By: Darlene A. Moul

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The objective of Census 2000 Nonresponse Followup was to obtain completed questionnaires from households in the mailback areas that did not respond by mail, through the Internet or a Telephone Questionnaire Assistance operator. If a questionnaire was not checked-in before the universe selection process began, the housing unit was targeted for Nonresponse Followup. There were 119,090,016 housing units in mailback areas (including Puerto Rico) that were potentiall...

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The School Shooter : A Threat Assessment Perspective

By: Mary Ellen O'Toole, Ph.D.

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Abstract: Steganographic techniques are being applied across a broad set of different digital technologies. It has been rumored that terrorists have been utilizing steganographic techniques within digital images to communicate on the Internet. There have been no confirmed reports of successful detection of steganographic content within images found on the Internet. In this paper, the authors describe their efforts in performing their own analysis. Over 200,000 i...

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Base Reuse Implementation Manual

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Closure. All missions of the installation have ceased or have been relocated. All personnel positions (military, civilian and contractor) have either been eliminated or relocated, except for personnel required for caretaking, conducting any ongoing environmental cleanup, and disposal of the base, or personnel remaining in authorized enclaves. Cmrrrmmities in the Vicirrity of the Installation. The communities that constitute the political jurisdictions (other tha...

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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile...

By: Department of National Security

Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the U.S. interest in reducing the role of the People?s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles and obtaining China?s cooperation in weapons nonproliferation. This problem refers to the threat of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and missiles that could deliver them. Some have argued that certain PRC transfers violated international treaties or...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION I These guidelines were proposed by a group of experts on leishmaniasis (see Annex 1) and are intended to assist health administrators and other health personnel involved in leishmaniasis control, in the design and implementation of national programmes.

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, World Health Organization, ...

By: Harry Hannon, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Untreated, congenital hypothyroidism has devastating effects on the growth and development of infants. A deficiency in circulating thyroxine is the biochemical defect that causes this disorder. The deficiency in thyroid hormone can be the result of no thyroid gland, incomplete gland development, or inability to synthesize thyroxine because of iodine deficiency. The early detection and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is essential to prevention of sev...

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